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Dec 21, 2021 Martinuzzi, György, 1482-1551
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 10. A copy on a paper bifolium of an intelligence report, possibly written for Ferdinand I, on the sultan, Turkish troops, and other developments in Turkey. Makes reference to King John (János) of Hungary. Written in Várad (Oradea) on 16 August. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Reports, Manuscripts, Latin--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 16th century, Hungarian,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 9. Lease by Richard (Petryton), prior of the monastic house of Bykenacre, to husbandman John James Junior of East Hanningfield, Essex, of the tenement (house with attached land) called Canonbernes for 13 years, with the right to take wood from the property annually for fuel and for making and repairing carts and ploughs. Lease is written in 19 lines of a cursive documentary script and has an...
Topics: Leases, Legal documents, Manuscripts, Latin--15th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 15th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 16. Bifolium from a copy of the Decretales, the compilation of canon law made by Raymond of Peñafort by order of Pope Gregory IX, with gloss by Bernardo Bottoni, damaged from use in a binding. The text on the two leaves is not consecutive but is all from Book 5 (De actionibus et inquisitionibus et denunciatoribus), which concerns criminal procedure. Written in Italy in the last quarter of the 13th...
Topics: Canon law--Early works to 1800, Fragments, Commentaries, Decretals, Glosses (annotations),...
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Dec 21, 2021 Girardi, G
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 3. Agreement between G. Girardi and J. Chasson, dated 1478, with notarial signet. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Notarial documents, Legal documents, Manuscripts, Latin--15th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 15. Leaf from a Cistercian missal containing texts from the Mass for Septuagesima Sunday, including readings from 1 Corinthians (9:24-10:4) and Matthew (20:1-10, incomplete). Written in Austria or southern Germany, in 24 long lines of a protogothic script. Decorated with 3 4-line initials, one each in red, green, and blue with a green checkerboard; 1 2-line initial in red; 1-line initials...
Topics: Cistercians--Liturgy--Texts, Missals--Specimens, Fragments, Missals, Manuscripts, Latin--12th...
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Dec 21, 2021 Villabalzana, Christianus Joannes de
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 18. Document on paper from 1490 concerning a mortgage of 62 pounds disputed by Christianus Joannes de Villabalzana and his son Leonardus. Also refers to a Thomas Rapi. Possibly originally part of a bound document, as one side ends mid-sentence, and the two sides do not seem consecutive, although both deal with the same topic. One side is dated Thursday, November 18, 1490, and the other Wednesday,...
Topics: Mortgages--Italy--Early works to 1800, Manuscripts, Latin--15th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 7. Central bifolium of a gathering with the continuous text of John 6.61-7.4, with gloss, from a Bible written in northern France in the first half or middle of the 13th century. Each page is laid out in two columns of 43 lines of gloss, ruled lightly in ink; Bible text, when it is present, is in the left half of one or both columns, twice the size of the gloss text. Written in a rapid but legible...
Topics: Fragments, Commentaries, Glosses (annotations), Manuscripts, Latin--13th century, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1552-1612
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 13. Letter from Emperor Rudolf II, with his signature and seal, dated Prague, 18 October 1581, addressed to Johan Vesten, doctor of law and fiscal procurator of the imperial chamber (Camergericht) in Speyer, concerning an exemption proceeding (Exemptionshandlung), apparently for a church or cloister (Gottshaus), possibly in Isen. Rudolf refers to an enclosed copy of his instructions (not extant)....
Topics: Seals (artifacts), Manuscripts, German--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 16th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Capps, Robert
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 14. Record of a land transaction involving a transfer of an acre and 3 rods of arable land from Robert Capps to Thomas Salter and his heirs. A list of names near the top of the document includes Franciscus Tilney (whose name also appears in the first line of the document), Georgius Eloy, Robertus Tilney, Franciscus Capps, Robertus Capps, and Thomas Eloy. The land is possibly in Cuddenham or...
Topics: Real property--England--Early works to 1800, Deeds, Legal documents, Manuscripts, Latin--17th...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 24. Paper bifolium (4 pages) from a Coptic liturgical book, perhaps a lectionary. The texts include selections from Luke's Gospel (chapter 5) and John's Gospel (chapter 4) as well as readings from the Psalms. Section headings and verse divisions are indicated in red, and some capitals are decorated with red. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Coptic Church--Liturgy, Coptic Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, Fragments, Lectionaries,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 8. Vellum leaf from an Italian giant Bible, ca. 1125, trimmed and folded from use in a binding. The text on the recto is 2 Samuel 14.29-15.16 (part of the story of David's son Absalom; the page heading identifies the book as 2 Kings, as it was known in the Vulgate), written in a rounded Italian protogothic script, in 2 columns of 38 lines, with probably 4 lines lost at the bottom of each column due...
Topics: Fragments, Manuscripts, Latin--12th century, Manuscripts, Medieval, 12th century, Fragment, Bible,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 17. Bifolium from a liturgical book on parchment, most likely a gradual. The Latin texts, all of which are in a Gothic hand and set for chant, come from the propers of the Mass for the period from the Saturday after Easter to the vigil of Pentecost. The music is written in Hufnagelschrift notation typical of Germany, on black 5-line staves. The text is decorated with initials that are red, blue, or...
Topics: Catholic Church--Liturgy, Catholic Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts, Gregorian...
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Dec 21, 2021 Francis I, King of France, 1494-1547
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 3 Folder 9 Box 3 Folder 9. Commission signed by Francis I for the vicomte de Turenne (Antoine de La Tour, seigneur d'Oliergues), referred to by the king as a cousin, who married Antoinette de Pons, daughter of Guy and Jeanne de Castelnau, in 1494 and died in 1527. The commission grants the rank of captain and charge of twenty-five lances and fifty men-at-arms. The signature Francoys is inside a fold along...
Topics: Military commissions, Manuscripts, French--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 16th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 23. Three leaves (six pages) from a letter copy book by an anonymous author. The letters to an absentee plantation owner, Mr. Campbell, concern account books, sales of sugar and rum, condition of crops, and the mills. The plantation is on the island of St. Kitts, and a purchase of adjacent land parcels enlarge the owner's sugar cane crops. The writer discusses buying slaves and points out in one...
Topics: Plantations--West Indies, British--18th century, Slavery--West Indies, British--Early works to...
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Dec 21, 2021 Cabanier, Dieudonné, 14th century
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 3 Folder 8 Box 3 Folder 8. Legal instrument recording the acknowledgement by Dieudonné Cabanier (Latinized as Deodatus Cabaneri in the manuscript) of his status as vassal subject to Béranger d'Arpajon (Latinized as Brengario de Arpaione), seigneur de Castèlnòu de Leveson (now Castelnau-Pégayrols). Text includes references to various locations in the former province of Rouergue, now encompassed by the...
Topics: Homage (Feudal law), Legal instruments, Notarial documents, Manuscripts, Latin--14th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Penna, Albertus
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 22. Two documents, from Piacenza, Italy, on one vellum bifolium. The first is an acknowledgment of a sum of 1000 pounds as a dowry for Lucia de Medicis, who was to marry Innocentius, the son of Antoninus Antonii. The second concerns the completion of notarial documents of the deceased notary Leonardus Casalis, by the notary Albertus Penna. There is a notarial signet for each of the two notaries....
Topics: Notarial documents, Manuscripts, Latin--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 16th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 2. Leaf of a large manuscript, either a homiliary or an office lectionary with readings from patristic commentary on scripture for the third nocturn of Matins. The text on this leaf comprises verses from the Gospel of John followed by extended quotations from Augustine's sermons or tractates on John, with liturgical rubrics. The recto begins with the end of a reading from Tractate 33, followed by a...
Topics: Fragments, Commentaries, Homiliaries, Lectionaries, Sermons, Manuscripts, Latin--12th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Gregory XI, Pope, 1329-1378
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 4. Papal bull from Gregory XI confirming the grant of the late Nerius Gabrielli di Piccolomini for the construction and other needs of the monastery (i.e., convent) of Santa Maria degli Angeli at Belcaro outside Siena, founded by Catherine of Siena and consecrated in 1377. Written in Rome; date given in line 20 as iiii nones Aprilis pontificatis nostri Anno septimo (i.e., 2 April 1377, the seventh...
Topics: Santa Maria degli Angeli (Convent : Siena, Italy), Convents--Italy--Early works to 1800,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Rolet, Antoine
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 12. Exchange between Antoine Rolet and nephew Antoine in the home of Jean Trousse of Annecy, dated 1399. With notarial signet. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Legal documents, Notarial documents, Manuscripts, Latin--14th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 18. Bifolium from a breviary made in southern Germany in the second half of the 15th century, with the complete text of two columns written in 32 lines on one leaf and loss of text from one column on the other. Readings from the Bible and church fathers such as Augustine and Pope Leo I are in Latin and written in black ink; rubrics are in German and written in red ink. Readings, not continuous, are...
Topics: Catholic Church--Liturgy--Texts, Breviaries--Texts--Early works to 1800, Lent--Liturgy--Texts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Cnipius, Johannes, d. 1586
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 23. Three poems in black and red ink in an italic hand (likely that of Johannes Cnipius) on a paper bifolium, in which Cnipius mocks Andreas Saxo. The first poem, beginning Odi sacrilegam perversum rellicuisse, seems to be mostly the work of Saxo, in red ink, with additions by Cnipius in black ink. The second poem, which Cnipius titles Specimen tou barbarismou Andreae Saxonis, dated 1557, is...
Topics: Poems, Satires, Manuscripts, Latin--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 16th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 19. Fragments from 3 bifolia from a notated missal made in Germany in the second half of the 12th century. The text of the missal was written in double columns, with rubrics and cantillation signs in red and large initials in red and blue. Texts to be sung, including psalms, are written in a smaller script and accompanied by neumes without staves. On the fragments are partial prayers and readings...
Topics: Catholic Church--Liturgy--Texts, Holy Week--Liturgy--Texts, Gregorian chants--Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Cavaciis, Agnes de
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 20. Real estate contract on vellum between the sellers Agnes, the wife of Anthonius de Cavaciis, and her son, and the buyers Johannes and Nicolaus. Contains notarial signature and signet from Franciscus. Document also contains pointing hand in margin. From Vicenza. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Real property--Italy, Contracts, Notarial documents, Manuscripts, Latin--14th century, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 8. Deed or indenture dated 7 March 1726 recording the sale by Samuel Lord of 6 acres of land in Gloucester County, New Jersey, to Joseph Knight. With signature of Samuel Lord and remnants of a wax seal. Signatures of John Lord, William Arell, and Elizabeth Arell as witnesses on verso. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Real property--New Jersey--Gloucester County, Deeds, Seals (artifacts), Manuscripts, American--18th...
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Dec 21, 2021 Beraldus, Antonius
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 6. A notice to the clergy in the diocese of Cahors that a letter from Pope Clement VII, dated 15 March 1531, orders the return of property, titles, belongings, and money of Guillaume and Géraud of Figeac, heirs of François Grana, under penalty of excommunication for those who unrightfully retain the property. Part of the letter is torn on the lower right and left sides. Penn Libraries Catalog:...
Topics: Manuscripts, Latin--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 16th century, French, France, Christian
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Dec 21, 2021 Bremlen, Gaspardus, Governor
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 11. A letter from Gaspardus Bremlen, the governor of Monthey (referred to as Montheolum), dated January 30th, 1590. Discusses a mandate from 1589, which involves a land tax. Notarized by a papal notary named Buonator(?). Contains remnants of a seal. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Law--Switzerland, Notarial documents, Manuscripts, Latin--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Torelli family
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 16. Concerns the Torelli family (also referred to as Taurelli). Refers to Count Francisco Torelli and Count Guidone Galeotto Torelli, who were brothers, and deals with the Torelli genealogy. Predominately discusses the fiefs of Guastalla and the legal processes necessary for selling them, arguing about whether or not the Torellis have a legitimate claim, due to some controversy about a marriage and...
Topics: Law--Italy--History, Real property--Italy, Legal documents, Manuscripts, Latin--15th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 2 Folder 1. Letter addressed to the Lord Treasurer Lord Buckhurst informing him that Queen Elizabeth has granted by order under the Privy Seal money for Irish suitors or claimants and directing him to pay the towns and individuals listed in a document that formerly accompanied this one, now unknown. Signed by Sir Thomas Egerton, Master of the Rolls and Keeper of the Great Seal; Thomas Sackville, Lord...
Topics: British--Ireland--History--16th century, Executive records, Manuscripts, English--16th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Charles IX, King of France, 1550-1574
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 21. Original letter from Charles IX to Raymond de Rouer, sieur de Fourquevaux, his ambassador at the Spanish court of Phillip II. The French king claims to be pressured by his subjects in Provence and Languedoc to ransom a number of Frenchmen who had been captured by privateers in Algiers, Bone, and Tripoli. Charles IX reports that at first his ambassador to Constantinople was not able to meet with...
Topics: International relations--History--16th century, Ambassadors--France--16th century, Reports,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Burdet, Richard
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 13. Two copies of a contract of marriage between Richard Burdet and Isabella Shirwode, made at the Mitre Tavern in Cheapside (London), 22 November 1478, and witnessed by notary Nicholas Colles, Robert Caylboys, Hugh Tylney, Thomas Shirwode (brother of the bride), Richard Palmer, and Leticia Corbet. One copy, probably the original, is on paper; on the lower left recto is a note by Thomas Shirwode...
Topics: Marriage--England--Early works to 1800, Marriage certificates, Notarial documents, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Bingham, Geffrey de
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 1 Folder 10. Agreement between Geffrey de Bingham and Johan de Leyk that they will submit their dispute to arbitration by Roger de Seint Andreu and Sir Richard de Wylughby (for Geffrey) and Sir John de Munteny and Nicol de Wyemerpol (for John), and in default, if the arbitrators cannot agree, to Sir William Fitzwilliam. Written in Nottingham and dated 27 September 1316 (the Monday following the feast of...
Topics: Legal documents, Manuscripts, French--14th century, Manuscripts, Medieval, 14th century, English,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Rubeus, Raginaldus Collus
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 16 Folder 24. Sale of property in Caen by Johanna, called La Fromme, to Raginaldus Collus Rubeus. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Land titles--Registration and transfer--France--History, Deeds, Legal documents, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss 13. Legal document written in France in the 16th century, beginning Scachent tous que Mangeatte le F[?], de fut Claudel de la Lie[ve?]... and signed by the notary J. Gerardus, with a shield-shaped wax seal hanging from the bottom on a strip of vellum. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Legal documents, Notarial documents, Manuscripts, French--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Volpe, Galuccio Trevisono
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 19 Folder 38. 13th-century document on vellum from Vicenza in italic cursive minute hand about Galuccio Trevisono(?) Volpe, and a Gerardus. Contains notarial signet and signature from Jacobus Bonellaius(?). Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Notarial documents, Manuscripts, Latin—13th century, Manuscripts, Medieval, 13th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Marano, Nicolaus de
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 12 Folder 21. Notarial document on vellum about Nicolaus de Marano of Vicenza, dated March 13, 1479. Contents concern sales. Contains notarial signet and signature. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Notarial documents, Manuscripts, Latin—15th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 15th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1527-1576
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 12 Folder 31. Two letters signed by Maximilian II, both with a generic greeting (Lieber getreuer). In the first document, dated Prague 30 March 1570, Maximilian is requesting hospitality for his emissary (kaijserlichen Hofrath) and entourage, who are en route to the imperial diet (Reichsversamblung) that he has called, to be held in Speyer, 22 May; he also makes reference to a previous Reichstag in Augsburg. The...
Topics: Holy Roman Empire.--Reichstag--(1570 :--Speyer, Germany), Holy Roman Empire.--Reichskammergericht,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss 25. Single document, probably written in Rome in the 16th century, containing a table that illustrates how to calculate the monthly tax deduction for the salary of the young seasonal workers who were employed in unspecified farms or estates. Taxation was based on the month of year during which the service was rendered by the worker and on the number of years he had been employed. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Taxation--Italy--Rome--History, Farm management--Italy, Manuscripts, Italian--16th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 14 Folder 8. Parchment leaf (28 cm. high) from a Greek lectionary containing readings for the Easter season taken from John's Gospel. Recto contains John 20:14-18; verso contains John 21:1-7. Byzantine Empire (Constantinople?) Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy and ritual, Orthodox Eastern Church--Liturgy--Texts--Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Lee, William
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 11 Folder 4. Deed recording the feoffment by William Lee of Croston, Lancashire, of one bovate (as much land as an ox could plow in a year) in Mondeslegh (perhaps the nearby village of Mawdesley) to Richard Tallesone. By this conveyance, Lee granted freehold land to Tallesone and his heirs. John de Horneby, Robert Thorpe, Thomas Lee, Richard son of Hugh of Mandeslegh, and John Banastre served as witnesses. The deed...
Topics: Real property--England--Lancashire, Deeds, Legal documents, Manuscripts, Latin--14th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 15 Folder 23. Two copies of letters the second of which incomplete (it would have continued on the following leaf, which was torn) written in Pistoia in 1539. The first was written by the Commissari del sale, possibly addressed to the grand-duke of Tuscany. In the letter, the officers complain about the fact that many citizens tend to buy salt outside of their jurisdiction, which was considered illegal at the time,...
Topics: Salt industry and trade--Law and legislation--Italy, Salt--Taxation--Italy--Pistoia, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Paz, Fernando, 16th cent
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 14 Folder 23. Signed contract for the sale in Guatemala of an enslaved African woman transported from Guyana, to buyer Señor Juan Durán by seller Señor Fernando Paz. Later foliation suggests that this paper leaf was removed from a volume or a bound collection of documents. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Slavery--Guatemala, Slavery--Guyana, Contracts, Manuscripts, Spanish--16th century, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Lempereur, Jacques
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 11 Folder 5. Two receipts of payment for military services rendered, given by two soldiers to Jacques Lempereur. The first receipt was given by Betran de Tarride on 1355 Oct. 1. The text is written in 5 long lines, in a secretary script; a piece of a wax seal depicting a coat of arms is attached to the bottom right corner of the vellum leaf. The second receipt is given by Jehan de St. Germain on 1356 Aug. 1. The...
Topics: Soldiers--France--History--14th century, Receipts (financial records), Manuscripts, French--14th...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss17. One gathering of paper leaves from a larger manuscript of legal records from Manresa, Catalonia. Fairly extensive worm damage. The entries, most quite short, are chronological and each begins with one or two names, including the names of a few women and Jews. Many have been canceled out, although they are still legible, and most of these, along with a few not canceled, have crosses marked in the left margin next to...
Topics: Legal documents, Fragments, Manuscripts, Latin--14th century, Manuscripts, Medieval, 14th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss 28. 17th-century copy on paper of a contract from September 14, 1555 regarding the acquisition and sale of property in the Monte Cavallo section of the Quirinal Hill in Rome. Discusses the sale of the Monte Cavallo property belonging to the Archbishop of Taranto Franciscus Columna, also referred to as Francesco Colonna, to Petrus Antonius Bandinus, also referred to as Pierantonio Bandini, in 1450 (f. 1r). Columna had...
Topics: Real property--Italy, Contracts, Manuscripts, Italian--17th century, Manuscripts, European
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 13 Folder 1. Copy of a 1560 edict of the Duchy of Milan concerning the illegal collection and embezzlement of bread, meat and wine taxes in the city of Pavia, northern Italy, issued after a visit to the city made by three officers of the Duchy, Andrea della Cueva, Pedro Verdugo and Antonio Audiore. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Decrees, Manuscripts, Italian--16th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 16th century, Italian,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Love, Nicholas
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 11 Folder 29. An indenture with an undulating upper edge, in which Nicholas Love gives witness that he has turned over all proceeds from the properties in Cornwall and Devonshire belonging to Margaret, Lady Hungerford and Botreaux (daughter of William de Botreaux, Lord Botreaux, and widow of Robert, Lord Hungerford). Love is identified as a receiver, an official collector of rents or other income, for Lady Margaret....
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Dec 21, 2021 Pucci, Lorenzo, Cardinal, 1458-1531
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 15 Folder 36. Document on paper, written from Rome and dated January 11, 1520. Signed L. Cardinalis Sancti Quattuor by Lorenzo Pucci, who was representing cardinal vice-chancellor Giulio de Medici, who later became Pope Clement VII. Heading refers to presbyter cardinalis de Medicis. Later note added in pencil. Contains wax seal showing a cardinal's hat over the Medici coat of arms. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to...
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Dec 21, 2021 Joan, of Aragon, Queen of Sicily
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 10 Folder 16. Letter from Joan, Infanta of Aragon and Queen of Sicily, to the Count of Palamos, respecting her planned visit with Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, which now had to be delayed for various reasons until the following spring. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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Dec 21, 2021 Maliers, Thiebaus de, seigneur de Châtel en Ardenne
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 12 Folder 19. A document, dated 1300, granting feudal rights to Gervais de Donchery and to his wife by Thiebaus de Maliers, seigneur de Châtel en Ardenne. The area is in northeastern France, to the south of Sedan and to the east of Reims. The document is written in 25 long lines, in a secretary script; a contemporary or near-contemporary note on verso also dates the document to 1300. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to...
Topics: Land titles--Registration and transfer--France--History, Deeds, Fragments, Manuscripts,...
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss 30. List dated 6 May 1696 of gifts, all edible, made to Pope Innocent XII by aristocrats of Castel di Guido and Civitavecchia during a trip by the Pope to Civitavecchia. The gifts include wine, breads, cheeses, meat, fish, living animals, spices, and sweets. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Food habits--Italy--History--17th century, Manuscripts, Italian—17th century, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss 1. Vellum page, probably written in France, from an account book (p. viii) containing an account of payments tant pour luy [le capitaine de Lornay] que aux gens estans soubz sa charge, June-October, 1490. De Lornay was in charge of chevaucheurs de la ... campaignie d'Alemans et Picartz soubz le dict [de Lornay] et Jehannot des Près, supposedly in the pay of Anne de Bretagne. Some text has been lost at the inner margin...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss 29. 2 disbound bifolia from a collection of horoscopes probably compiled in Italy. The left-hand side of each opening is printed with a blank horoscope chart, in a quadrate form. Each chart has annotations in Latin on the horoscope of a different individual, based on the orientation of the heavens at the time of birth, which is marked in the center of each chart. One bifolium has on one side the horoscope of Cesare...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 19 Folder 34. An agreement by Marceiu Vinnen, parishioner of Landes, a small town near Caen in the Calvados region of Normandy, to pay a yearly and perpetual rent of 15 bushels of barley (orge), one hen (geline), and 10 eggs to Pierre Renou, parishioner of Tournay (also in Calvados). The agreement is dated 1 October 1397 at the end of the text. The text is written in a secretary script and takes up 21 lines of 28...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss 22. An informal note regarding land transactions, possibly from the 16th century. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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Dec 21, 2021 Bedford, John Plantagenet, Duke of, 1389-1435
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 1 Folder 55. Charter from John as son of Henry IV, Constable of England, and Warden of the East March, recording the appointment of John Bonyngton as auditor of accounts of ministers, such as receivers, bailiffs, and provosts, in the county of Northumberland, issued in the neighboring northern county of Durham at Durham Castle (Chastell de Duresme) on 22 September 1405, with no signature or seal, the bottom of the...
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Dec 21, 2021 Luscinius, Ottmar, 1487-1537
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 12 Folder 6. Five epigrams of Ammianus, Lucullus, Lucilius, and Ausonius, seemingly translated from the Greek by Luscinius, with the overall title Epigrammata quedam auditu jucunda de pigmeis vel nanis. Written on verso of printed broadside, on which is printed part of a German poem by Johann Setzer from ca. 1523-1532. The epigrams are about 4-5 lines each, and feature jokes about dwarves and pygmies. Penn Libraries...
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Dec 21, 2021 Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, 1529-1595
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 6 Folder 54. Two letters from Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria. Written at Innsbruck. One letter is dated 4 July 1592; to the Bishop of St. Severus (ambassador of Poland). The other letter is dated 21 January 1593; to Pope Clement VIII. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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Dec 21, 2021 Gerbel, Nicolaus, ca. 1485-1560
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 7 Folder 39. Letter written from Strasbourg to Joachim Camerarius, professor of Greek at the University of Tübingen, which accompanied a copy of Gerbel's edition in Greek of the Anabasis of Alexander by the Greek historian Arrian, published by R. Winter in Basel in 1539. A negative photograph of the letter and a transcription of the letter, signed Paul Langeard and dated 1963, are filed with the manuscript. Penn...
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Dec 21, 2021 Farnese, Alessandro, 1520-1589
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 6 Folder 51. Five letters on paper signed by Cardinal Alessandro Farnese. The first four, one dated 1539, one 1541, and two 1543, are all letters addressed to the governor of Rome. The last one, dated 1549, is a letter addressed to Cristofano Paulo Stati and to the guardians of Capranica. The first, written in Nepi, reports on the capture of two priests, to be brought to Rome for questioning, and is dated September...
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Dec 21, 2021 Clement VII, Pope, 1478-1534
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 4 Folder 25. A confirmation of Remoldus as bishop of Saarema Island (written in the manuscript as Ozilia), by Pope Clement VII. Includes names of witnesses, and is signed by Jo. of Capasso. Contains annotations in a later hand decrying Pope Clement VII as an agent of Satan. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Bishops--Appointment, call, and election, Church records, Manuscripts, Latin--16th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 24 Folder 18. 1650. Brief excerpts from Augustine's De Genesi contra Manichaeos and De civitate Dei, commenting on verses in Genesis, copied probably in France in the late 17th or early 18th century. The excerpts are written in very small italic script at the upper edge on both sides of an otherwise blank folio leaf ruled in faint red ink for two columns. Watermark of a variation on J. Viger's watermark of the arms...
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Dec 21, 2021 Brooke, Thomas, d. 1439
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 2 Folder 40. Three charters, of which two are related deeds for the manor of Weycroft (here spelled Wycroft) in the hundred of Axminister, Devonshire. The first, transferring the property from Robert Dighere of Crewkerne, Somerset, and his wife Avicia to Philip Holman (designated clericus) and John Swaldale, was written in Crewkerne and dated 1 October 1397 (first Monday after the feast of Saint Michael Archangel in...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 4 Folder 2. Inventory written in two different hands containing a detailed list of the pieces of jewelry donated to the Capitolo del Duomo di Firenze by Pope Leo X. The document is a copy of an excerpt of the will of Leo X, written in 1520. Includes some of the names of the individuals who had originally donated said jewelry to the pope (including members of the Detti, Capponi and Salvetti families), as well as the...
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Dec 21, 2021 Gracia, Pedro de
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 8 Folder 12. Record of payment to the official carpenter of the Inquisition in Valencia, Spain, Pedro de Gracia, along with four other local carpenters working as independent contractors, for the construction of the scaffold and stage used for the auto-da-fé celebrated in Valencia on September 9, 1584. The four independent carpenters are Vicente Ferrer, Luys Joan, Hieronymo Ferrer, and Domingo Vallada. The total...
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Dec 21, 2021 Foscarini, Lodovico
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 7 Folder 12. Personal letter to Damiano dal Borgo, a Veronese patrician, from Lodovico Foscarini of Venice, also called Ludovicus Foscarenus. Possibly written from Mantua. Primarily discusses Pope Pius II and peace efforts in Pannonia (Hungary), referring to the conflict with Venice and Turkey as madness. Foscarini weighs the various options available in dealing with Hungary, and emerges clearly favoring the peace...
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Dec 21, 2021 Dronfeld, Edmund de
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 6 Folder 23. Deed of manumission recording the freeing of Robert, son of Adam, of Flockton, by Edmund son of Thomas de Dronfeld. The Dronfeld family had estates at West Bretton and Flockton in Yorkshire, England. Written at West Bretton, the first Sunday after the feast of Saint Michael (2 October), 1345. Witnessed by John son of John of Dronfeld, John son of Richard de West Bretton, William son of Michael of...
Topics: Serfdom--England--History, Serfs--Emancipation--England, Legal documents, Seals (artifacts),...
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Dec 21, 2021 Ernst, Archduke of Austria, 1553-1595
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 6 Folder 42. Signed letter to Pope Clement VIII recommending the selection of Annibale da Capua, archbishop of Naples, as a cardinal. Written from Prague and dated 13 September 1593. On parchment in an italic hand with the archducal seal under paper on the reverse. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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Dec 21, 2021 Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 24 Folder 15. 1767. Slip cut from a letter addressed To the Reverend Dr. Sterne at Mr. Becket's Bookseller in the Strand, from an unknown correspondent, countersigned by Sterne on April 4th, 1767. The fragment on the verso seems to be part of a list of expenses in various hands in both English and French. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 3 Folder 12. Lower part of a leaf from a large noted breviary with a chant and reading for the Nativity of the Virgin Mary (September 8), possibly from Italy in the 14th or 15th century. Square notation on five-line staves in red ink above texts in rotunda script, with rubrication in red and one decorated initial on each side, blue with red penwork on the recto, red with purple penwork on the verso. Upper...
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss (Large) Box 3 Folder 13. This is a collection of fragments from Torah scrolls and mezuzot which likely spans the European, Sefardic, and Jerusalemite scribal customs and rites. The first two items are fragments from Torah scrolls intentionally cut out due to misspelled words (pesulim) and they are cut in a straight line around the column, likely by a razor blade. Both were ruled to be written in 42 lines; the first has...
Topics: Jews--History--Sources, Torah scrolls--Specimens, Mezuzah--Specimens, Fragments (object portions),...
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Dec 21, 2021 Balthasar, de Piscia, 15th century
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 24 Folder 23. 1600. Copy of a list of papal bulls issued by Pope Eugene IV during the Council of Florence that are related to a bull issued by Pope Leo X in Rome in 1521. The material from Eugene IV dates from 1439 to 1441 and includes a reference to John VIII Palaeologos, the Byzantine emperor who attended the Council of Florence in 1439. The name at the bottom of the list of Balthasar de Piscia, a papal legate, is...
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Dec 21, 2021 Farnese, Ranuccio, Cardinal, 1530-1565
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 6 Folder 52. Letter in Italian on paper, dated September 11, 1548, from cardinal Ranuccio Farnese to Bernardus Agatsonius, podestà of San Ginesio, near Macerata, southern Italy. Farnese orders the podestà not to grant the cleric Tiberio Forte, who came to Macerata from the Mark of Ancona, any special fiscal privilege or exemption, and to treat him according to the same laws that applied to the clergymen of...
Topics: Catholic Church--History--16th century, Catholic Church--Clergy--Italy, Manuscripts, Italian--16th...
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Dec 21, 2021 Tornieri, Giacomo
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 24 Folder 22. 1584. Signed letter to bookseller and printer Bernardo Giunta of Venice, dated 1 January 1584 in Rome, requesting a missing bifolium from Flemish botanist Rembert Dodoens's herbal Stirpium historiae pemptades sex, sive libri XXX (Antwerp, 1583), to allow Tornieri to fulfill an order for the book. Remnants of wax seal on recto, address on verso, folds remain from mailing. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to...
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Dec 21, 2021 Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 24 Folder 14. 1751. Letter to Theophilus Garencières, an apothecary in York, from Laurence Sterne describing the condition of his wife Elizabeth following a miscarriage and requesting an opiate for her, the only known evidence of the loss of the Sternes' second child. Dated Friday morning; probably written in May 1751 (Day). Written on a quarto bifolium, with a watermark of a crowned double circle with the motto...
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Dec 21, 2021 Goussen, Andrea
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 8 Folder 10. Receipt given by Andrea Goussen, acting on behalf of Simon Clabant, a sergeant in Petit-Bois of Pacy, to Reignier le Coustelier, the viscount of Evreux. The receipt is for the sum of 115 sous and 4 derniers, payed for the service of 123 days, at the rate of 8 derniers per day. The transaction took place in the presence of Pierre Becherel, a lieutenant in Pacy. The receipt is dated 1385 Nov. 11. The text...
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Dec 21, 2021 Guidiccioni, Bartolomeo, Cardinal, 1470-1549
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 8 Folder 24. Document on paper addressed to the city of Assisi, signed B. Cardinalis Guidiccioni, written from Rome. Concerns a Gardonio Galeotti of Assisi, and also refers to the town of Perugia. Discusses a condemnation and banishment, possibly due to defiance to an ecclesiastical tribunal. Refers to the confiscation of goods and demolition of homes as a punishment, and possibly provides an absolution. Penn...
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Dec 21, 2021 Davenport, Christopher John
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 5 Folder 33. Conditional bond of Christopher Davenport, Hugh Davenport of Henbury, Richard Newton, and William Bradley, to John Fitton and his sons, to stand to the arbitration award of Sir William Booth, Sir Thomas Fitton, Robert of Legh of Adlington, and others, concerning lands in Fulshaw (Cheshire), dated 5 December 1463 (third regnal year of Edward IV). The obligation is on one side and the longer condition is...
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Dec 21, 2021 Carafa, Carlo, ca. 1517-1561
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 3 Folder 19. Two documents on paper in Italian from the cardinal Carlo Carafa. The November 27, 1555 document, addressed to Scipione Rebiba, the bishop of Motula and governor of Rome, discusses the prison of the religio Hierosolymitana, another name for the Knights of Malta, and urges Rebiba to improve the condition of the prison. Both contain wax seals and signatures and were written at the Palazzo. The April 14,...
Topics: Knights of Malta--Italy--History, Prisons--Italy--Rome--History, Manuscripts, Italian--16th...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 24 Folder 16. 1745. Five legal documents (3 bifolia, 2 folios) concerning land and estate matters of the Home of Billie family, particularly Ninian Home of Billie. The document that may be the earliest, referring to 1744 and 1745, is incomplete with a catchword at the end of the bifolium and no pagination. The other four documents are a group; either dated 2 April 1753 or with notes on them relating them to the...
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Dec 21, 2021 Grimaldi, Girolamo, Cardinal, d. 1543
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 8 Folder 23. Document on paper in Italian written by cardinal Girolamo Grimaldi to the governor of Rome, and dated November 15, 1531. In the letter, the cardinal informs the governor about the existence of a lien on a property named Santa Barbara, and the governor's freedom to manage or dispose of it as he wishes. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 7 Folder 9. Document written by the notary Bonifazio Marinari in 1518 containing a copy of an ordinance of the Otto di guardia e balia concerning the regulation of the right to carry weapons in Florence. The edict makes a distinction between civilians and members of the militia, who had special privileges to bear weapons even in peacetime, although they still had to return their weapons in certain cases. The...
Topics: Weapons--Law and legislation--Italy--Florence, Criminal law--Italy--Florence, Notarial documents,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 24 Folder 17. 1651. Diagram of the wheel of Pythagoras, also known as the sphere of Pythagoras, with instructions about how to use it for divination. The diagram is of concentric circles containing the days of the week and astrological symbols; letters of the alphabet; and numbers. Performing arithmetic functions described in the text on these numbers and the number corresponding to the first letter of the...
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Dec 21, 2021 Falconieri, Pacholo
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 6 Folder 50. Newsletter addressed to spectabili viro Giovanni di Filippo Arrighini, hon. consolo de mare a Pisa, written in Florence, August 19, 1467, signed Pacholo Falconieri, reporting on the campaign between the league of Milan, Florence, and Naples against Bartolomeo Colleoni and Venice; the armistice talks in Florence; Francesco Sforza and Ferrante of Aragon. Written in 14 long lines. Penn Libraries Catalog:...
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 24 Folder 21. 1590. Description of the Spanish civil and criminal courts, including judges and other personnel, salaries, and procedural notes such as activities of different days of the week in different courtrooms. Written in italic script in Spain, probably in the 1590s, based on the names of the people serving in various courts and the watermark (Briquet Croix latine 5688, Perpignan, 1596, f. 14). Four bifolia,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Della Rovere family
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 6 Folder 3. Three paper documents from the della Rovere family. The two dated 1508 are respectively from Cardinals Galeotto Franciotti della Rovere and Leonardo Grosso della Rovere, and the 1513 document is from Cardinal Sisto Gara della Rovere. The Galeotto Franciotti document is addressed to a Cardinal Alessandro, regarding a church of Saint Victor of Xanten. The Leonardo Grosso document is dated February 1, and...
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Dec 21, 2021 Carteron, Jean
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 3 Folder 28. Confirmation made by Jean Carteron in favor of Ansermin of Pont d'Avix, on 1388 Feb. 19. Remnants of notarial signet show under a stain. With French summary in a later hand on verso. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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Dec 21, 2021 Bonyngton, William
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 2 Folder 24. Charter granting William Bonyngton's power of attorney to William Robert to deliver seisin in lands in Kingston (here spelled Kynston, north of Sutton Bonington), in Nottinghamshire, to Henry Bothe, William Repyngton, Nicholas Hill clericus, and Richard Neell. Written in Kynston in May 1443 (twenty-first regnal year of Henry VI), with a seal tag formed from the bottom edge of the document and remnants...
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Dec 21, 2021 Berry, Jean de France, duc de, 1340-1416
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 2 Folder 2. A record of a real estate transaction between Jehan (Jean), duc de Berry and his great nephew Charles de Valois, duc d'Orléans (son of Louis I de Valois, duc d'Orléans). The document, dated 19 January, 1411 is written in 8 long lines, in a secretary script; it is signed by a witness, duc Leveseque de Chartres. There is some contemporary writing on the verso of the vellum leaf. Penn Libraries Catalog:...
Topics: Land titles--Registration and transfer--France--History, Deeds, Manuscripts, French--15th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Alexander VI, Pope, 1431-1503
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 1 Folder 10. Copy of privileges granted by Pope Alexander VI in 1501 (misdated as 1510) to the city of Valencia. On paper, written in March, 1560. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
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Dec 21, 2021 Auzina, Francisco
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 1 Folder 36. Document from the court of the Inquisition in Valencia, Spain. It appears to be a bill for 128 reales castellanos to be paid to Francisco Auzina, lawyer for the accused. In addition to including a list of some 23 individuals who owe Auzina money (f.2r), there is also a paragraph (f.2v) officially releasing Auzina from his duties toward his clients, signed by inquisitor Dr. Pedro de Çarate and...
Topics: Inquisition--Spain--Valencia, Church records, Manuscripts, Spanish--16th century, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Armellini Medici, Francesco de', Cardinal, 1470-1527
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 1 Folder 27. Document on paper, written from Rome and dated October 23, 1521. Contains a letter from cardinal Francesco Armellini de' Medici to Roberto Buschetto, governor of Urbino. Armellini expresses disapproval for the failure by the city of Fano, at the time under Urbino's jurisdiction, to pay the tax on horses for the previous five months. The tax was due to a Constantino, who had perhaps employed Armellini as...
Topics: Catholic Church--Discipline, Taxation--Italy--Urbino, Tax collection--Italy--Urbino, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 21, 2021 Bethencourt, Sarrazius de
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 2 Folder 3. Receipt given by Sarrazius de Bethencourt for a gift given to him by the comtesse de Flandres et Artois through Michel de Cambier. The countess, Marguerite, was the wife of Philip I, duc de Boulogne; after her first husband's death she married Philip II de Valois, duc de Bourgogne. The document is dated February 2, 1377. The text is written on vellum in 8 long lines, in a secretary script; the lines are...
Topics: Gifts--France--History--14th century, Receipts (financial records), Manuscripts, French--14th...
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Dec 21, 2021 Balbi, Jacobus
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 1 Folder 41. Jacobus Balbi, on behalf of the associates Marco Zorzi, Jacomo and Piero Balbi of Venice, appoints Marco Giorgio to collect the amounts due to them from Venturinus de Pinzonibus. Notarized by Petrus Arivabenus 22 September, 1472, with notarial signet. Penn Libraries Catalog: go to Franklin
Topics: Notarial documents, Manuscripts, Latin—15th century, Manuscripts, Renaissance, 15th century,...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 1 Folder 31. Three letters, written to the grand-duke of Tuscany, Cosimo I, in the second half of the 16th century, from officers of the Arte della Lana. The first two letters, written in 1552, concern a dispute over an unpaid debt by Giovanbattista Bettini, a marruffino, or wool worker, who left Florence to tend to the affairs of his late brother without paying his outstanding balance with the guild. The guild...
Topics: Textile industry--Italy--Early works to 1800, Woolen and worsted manufacture--Italy--History, Debt...
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Dec 21, 2021
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Misc Mss Box 23 Folder 24. Both halves of an indenture recording the resolution before witnesses of a dispute between Lord Robert de Lathom and Peter de Hepay concerning a structure in the communa (township or common land) of Arlawesarwe (Anglezarke), in Lancashire. The same Latin text is written on both in anglicana cursive script. One half is written in twelve lines and on its verso has a modern paper label with the number 536...
Topics: Real property--England--Lancashire, Indentures, Manuscripts, Latin--13th century, Manuscripts,...
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Dec 20, 2021 Sirven, Jean
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, LJS 180, Item 6. 1728. 4 related documents tied together with ribbon: the first is a letter written after November 1728 to the contrôleur général des finances (position held by Michel-Robert Le Peletier Des Forts, 1726-1730), signed by Jean Sirven, in which he reviews the history of his privilege to manufacture steel, originally granted by Louis XV in 1716, and introduces the attached documents. Attached are a report by...
Topics: Technology--Early works to 1800, Steel industry and trade--France--History--18th century,...
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Dec 19, 2021 Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Coll. 669, Volume 1. 1810. Lecture notes taken by four different University of Pennsylvania medical students in Benjamin Smith Barton's materia medica course. Volume 1 consists of notes taken by an unnamed student from Windsor, Connecticut from November 12, 1810 - January 8, 1811. Volume 2 encompasses the years 1811-1812 and also includes notes from Barton's course on Botany taken by an unknown student. Thomas Hamilton is...
Topics: University of Pennsylvania--School of Medicine--19th century, Medicine--Study and teaching--19th...
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Dec 19, 2021 Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Coll. 669, Volume 2. 1810. Lecture notes taken by four different University of Pennsylvania medical students in Benjamin Smith Barton's materia medica course. Volume 1 consists of notes taken by an unnamed student from Windsor, Connecticut from November 12, 1810 - January 8, 1811. Volume 2 encompasses the years 1811-1812 and also includes notes from Barton's course on Botany taken by an unknown student. Thomas Hamilton is...
Topics: University of Pennsylvania--School of Medicine--19th century, Medicine--Study and teaching--19th...
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Dec 19, 2021 Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1766-1815
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Coll. 669, Volume 3. 1810. Lecture notes taken by four different University of Pennsylvania medical students in Benjamin Smith Barton's materia medica course. Volume 1 consists of notes taken by an unnamed student from Windsor, Connecticut from November 12, 1810 - January 8, 1811. Volume 2 encompasses the years 1811-1812 and also includes notes from Barton's course on Botany taken by an unknown student. Thomas Hamilton is...
Topics: University of Pennsylvania--School of Medicine--19th century, Medicine--Study and teaching--19th...
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Dec 19, 2021 Champneys, Ben. 1774-1814
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Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Ms. Coll. 629, Volume 1. 1794. Three volumes of notes taken from lectures and reading over an extended period of time and bound together at a later date. They are not bound in chronological or subject order and display a variety of foliation and pagination on the formerly independent items. The main subjects are medicine and chemistry, with additional notes on logic, mathematics, and moral philosophy that are probably from...
Topics: University of Pennsylvania--Department of Medicine, Medicine--Early works to 1800, Medicine--Study...